Dr. Kelly Foote, MD

Dr. Kelly Foote, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Kelly Foote, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Gainesville, FL. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Read his story

1600 SW Archer Rd

Gainesville, FL 32610

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Deep Brain Stimulation
very high
more than 91% of peers
Chiari's Deformity
more than 69% of peers
Subdural Hemorrhage
more than 65% of peers

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Dr. Foote's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Foote "Dr. Foote is one of the few neurosurgeons in the world with fellowship training in both movement disorders neurology (Emory University) and movement disorders neurosurgery (Grenoble, France). He is a materials science engineer (U of Utah) and a specialist in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery (U of Florida). His research in the fields of deep brain stimulation (DBS) and stereotactic radiosurgery has produced over 170 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Foote's current research focus is on novel applications of DBS technology, optimization of global DBS outcomes, and neurophysiological and micro-anatomical characterization of functional brain circuitry. His NIH-sponsored research includes projects applying and optimizing DBS therapy for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, severe tremor secondary to multiple sclerosis, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and Tourette syndrome. He is also participating in studies investigating the application of DBS to treat refractory depression and early Alzheimer's dementia, as well as investigational trials of novel DBS hardware. Since he joined the UF neurosurgery faculty in 2002, Dr. Foote has performed over 1500 deep brain stimulator lead implantation procedures. Perhaps most notably, he and his neurologist partner, Dr. Michael Okun, founded and co-direct the world-renowned University of Florida Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. Dr. Foote has been consistently recognized among the "Best Doctors in America" and "America's Top Surgeons" and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. He received the UF Neurosurgery Faculty Mentor of the Year award in 2011, and was honored by election to the American Academy of Neurological Surgery in 2012."


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  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Dystonia
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Essential Tremor
  • Meningiomas
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spasticity
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Tremor


  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Utah College Of Engineering
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • General Surgery, University Of Florida College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Of Florida Department Of Neurological Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Advanced Postgraduate Program In Clinical Investigation (Nih/Uf)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Deep Brain Stimulation, Universit? Joseph Fourier, Grenoble France
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Movement Disorders Neurology, Emory University, Atlanta
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery/Radiosurgery, University Of Florida
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Foote has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Foote's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Foote to family and friends
based on 11 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Foote's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Mims, FL |
Dr. Foote is a highly skilled surgeon and a personable, compassionate man. He performed my daughter's DBS surgery for dystonia nearly 13 years ago when she was 15. She went from being painfully contorted and confined to a wheelchair to horseback riding and enjoying life. We adore him.
in Jacksonville, FL |
Very caring and personally attentive to his patients' individual concerns and needs.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Foote accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Foote has admitting privileges

Uf Health Shands Hospital
1600 South West Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32610
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